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Ending the employee drought facing agriculture

No real change in the Drought Monitor as of Tuesday and the moisture received since then will have little effect. It will be interesting this week to see what happens, with warmer temperatures, with the wheat in the ground. Last week's column described the need for significant numbers of employees in agriculture and ag related industries, the lack of awareness with the general public about agricultural careers, and the need of the industry to find a way to overcome these challenges. Today's column suggests possible actions to take to benefit not only the agriculture industry but also potential ...

February 24, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Growing canola

Agricultural producers in central Kansas with an interest in canola production can learn more at an upcoming event. K-State Research and Extension is presenting a 'Growing Canola' informational meeting on March 6 at the American Ag Credit Building, 5634 10th Street in Great Bend. The meeting is hosted by the Cottonwood Extension District.

February 24, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Brunkow shows total commitment to state's ag trade

Pottawatomie County farmer/stockman Glenn Brunkow entered the Capital Plaza Hotel in Topeka with his hair askew and his demeanor a bit dampened. In less than 10 minutes Brunkow was slated to speak on international trade and its impact on Kansas.

February 24, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Another drought facing agriculture

There really isn't much to say regarding the continuing and deepening drought in our area. Although parts of Kansas did receive some snowfall, the overall pattern isn't promising over the near term for any meaningful precipitation. Temperatures are a bit up and down but fortunately more on the cooler rather than warmer side through the coming weekend. Today, let's discuss a different drought affecting the agriculture industry – a drought in the workforce.

February 17, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Plan your spring planting

At this time of year when many gardeners are looking forward to nicer days ahead spent outside tending their plants, many use this time to plan what plants they are going to buy, and research what varieties preformed the best last year. Every year, K-State Research and Extension compiles all of its horticulture research results on its website for easy access.

February 17, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Farm Bureau offers Safety Awareness Day

The Barton County Farm Bureau Association will hold its 17th Farm Safety Awareness Day Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Barton Community College in the Case IH Technical training building. The day will begin with registration at 8:15 a.m. followed by a welcome from Barton County Farm Bureau President, Tim Maier.

February 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Speaking dat Hace American

Sometimes we get requests. Recently a couple close friends and I were discussing taking care of livestock during winter when this task can be a down-right chore. Well once you lay out all the cons, the conversation generally takes a 180 degree turn and you wind up talking about the humorous or lighter moments as well. In doing so, we stumbled onto the subject of how some of the folks around Hays speak. Here's a column I wrote just for fun back in December of 2004. Enjoy.

February 17, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Surviving winter: conclusion

Nothing to report on the drought front except that some areas west of Barton County did receive a few inches of snow. Unless conditions change markedly and the area receives precipitation well-above normal, conditions at best will remain the same or likely intensify. Last week's focus was on how cool season grasses like winter wheat work around winter to complete their lifecycle, i.e. produce viable seed. Briefly, the growing point is below the ground until spring, it won't flower until being exposed to a certain amount of cold (vernalization), it changes physically and physiologically for winter with ...

February 12, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Muttonhead musings

Just as we were all adjusting to warmer temperatures, Mother Nature decided to turn the tables and dumped snow and near-zero temperatures on our sunny, warmer days. And judging by the weather forecasts, the rest of the week will bring us additional white stuff. Who knows, maybe for the rest of the month.

February 10, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


February programs

There are two programs that will be held in Great Bend for the Cottonwood District that I would like to highlight this week. Registration deadlines are coming up fast, so call 620-793-1910 or email me at aboor@ksu.edu if you would like to attend either program or both.

February 10, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Surviving winter

First, there is nothing to report on the drought front. The area growing from abnormally dry to moderate drought, as is the severe condition, is expanding north and eastward but overall little has changed. With all the concern over possible wheat lost from cold temperatures combined with the drought, it might be helpful to understand how cool season plants such as winter wheat and canola adapt to survive winter. First let's tackle monocots, grasses, like winter wheat and then dicots, broadleaves like winter canola.

February 03, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Assistance available to Agricultural Producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program

SALINA - Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program.

January 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Alfalfa U program returns to Dodge City

DODGE CITY - Learn the latest in producing and selling high-quality alfalfa at Alfalfa U, Feb. 15 at United Wireless Arena and Convention Center in Dodge City.

January 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Prepare for winter driving

When I think about the perils associated with winter travel, I think about my dad's simple, but sound advice, "Stay off the roads."

January 27, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Cooperating for agriculture

Before today's topic a brief update is in order. The Drought Monitor Index remains essentially unchanged since last week. The scant moisture received did little to alleviate dry conditions. And the strong winds further exacerbate the dry conditions. Forecasters see a deepening La Nina so little relief is in sight. Finally, those that subscribe to the theory that weather patterns circle the Earth in certain patterns have indicated that the return pattern is about fifty days give or take. If true, the extreme cold of early January should return about mid-February. Time will tell.

January 27, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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Articles by Section - Agriculture


Drought management

The current drought monitor has almost all of Kansas in some level of drought with much of the state in severe or extreme drought. It ...

June 16, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


A winning proposition

In communities across Kansas, farmers' markets continue to offer homegrown and homemade products. Everything from freshly picked fruits and vegetables to mouthwatering baked goods, fresh ...

June 16, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Kernels of truth

Wheat harvest is here and the weather certainly helped speed harvest along and not in a good way. You will hear plenty of sources willing ...

June 16, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Beef: Keeping Main Street hopping

It's 1980, and you and your friends are cruising main in your '69 Camaro, or maybe it was your '70 Mustang, many miles were ...

June 09, 2018 | Jared Oelke Ellinwood senior at Fort Hays State University | Agriculture


USDA resumes continuous CRP program enrollment

WASHINGTON - As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department ...

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


KFB awards grants to Kansas FFA chapters

MANHATTAN - In its ongoing support of Kansas FFA Association, Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) awarded 10 grants worth $5,000 to FFA chapters across the state ...

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Potential advances in crop yields

Wheat harvest is fast approaching and it will be interesting to see how yields turn out after the challenges of the last nine months. There ...

June 09, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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